Irvine, CA (July, 2003) – CGTech and Mitsui Seiki U.S.A., Inc. have joined forces in an agreement to build virtual machine models for machining simulation using VERICUT® software.
Mitsui Seiki U.S.A., Inc., Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, is a subsidiary of Mitsui Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd., in Japan. The machine tool builder’s sophisticated product line consists of 5-axis machining centers, ultra-precision (under 20 microns true positioning capabilities) vertical and horizontal machining centers, jig borers, jig grinders, thread grinders and special purpose machines. The company’s core markets are aerospace and automotive.
CGTech is the developer of VERICUT software. VERICUT simulates CNC machining to identify errors in the tool path program (such as collisions, overtravel, rapids, gouges, etc.). Using VERICUT, manufacturers can verify the accuracy of the program before it is loaded on the machine, and be confident it will cut a perfect first-time part without requiring a manual prove-out. VERICUT also improves areas of inefficiency in the program by optimizing cutting speeds.
Tom Dolan, Senior Marketing and Account Manager for Mitsui Seiki, says “the VERICUT simulation tool provides our customers with a method to evaluate machine capabilities, reduce implementation time, and simulate the NC machining process to prevent collisions, improve productivity, and part accuracy. Now our customers can benefit from both high performance machine tools and the most powerful programming tools.”
The two companies will first develop software models and post processors for Mitsui Seiki’s full line of 5-axis machining centers. Future plans call for developing software for its 3- and 4-axis models. “The 5-axis is coming first,” explains Tom, “to address the current demand for 5-axis machines.”
According to Serge Viau, Technology Partnership Manager at CGTech, “Our relationship with Mitsui Seiki is an important part of our marketing strategy. Our aim is to reach sophisticated manufacturers and offer a software solution designed to protect their investment with Mitsui Seiki.”
For more information about Mitsui Seiki machine tools, call (201) 337-1300 or visit www.mitsuiseiki.com.
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